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I didn't have a babymoon with Jedd, but this time round I plan on spending the first 2 weeks snuggled up in bed with my baby, whilst being waited on by my beautiful husband :) I'm sure that this time has got to be beneficial for bonding, and establishing breastfeeding - but how does it work when you have a toddler as well?
Did you have a babymoon? If you did, did you find it beneficial in other ways? And if you didnt, do you wish that you did?
If THAT is a babymoon, YES I want one! :yes:
I never did get one though. :no:
I havent had one.. DS we were in the childrens hospital for 3 weeks while he had several operations, and with DD i had a 2 and a half yr old to care for.. lol
Guess if your hubby is home he can look after jedd. But chances are he will want his mummy and/or you wont be able to help but get up and spend time with him..
All the best, its a good idea in theory i think.. :cloud9:
Yep, I did this with my second baby (after DH turned the place into a circus after baby number 1 :rolleyes:)
It was great, DH had 3 weeks off work, and he really did pretty much everything so I could concentrate largely on bub, of course my toddler needed me too, but that;s just second nature really, and whenever I felt i really needed to sleep with bub or just have some time out, DH would take my eldest out somewhere, and it worked really really well.
I'm sure you will find it really beneficial, and it REALLY helps with establishing breastfeeding :thumbsup:
Thanks for the input AM. Hubby has 6 weeks leave after bub arrives, and some of that will fall over Christmas as well which is wonderful timing. My Mum, sister and possibly grandmother are coming to stay with us to celebrate Christmas this year and I'm really excited about it! I can't wait to share the festive season with my family and my new baby - and even more excited that because there will be so many people in the house there will be even less for me to 'have' to do :laughing:
O that sounds perfect! Getting close now...:D
man...wish i could have done it!
DD turned 2, three days after I had maddie...Hubby went back the day after DD1s bday...
good luck to you if you can do it!
where do i find a DH that would do that??
I guess I am having a babymoon, even if like AM said I have to meet DS needs. DF has 6 weeks off too MOT and that will fall over christmas as well :valentine: so very glad we decided that this time would be less rushed and more settled. Now how do I tell him that he has to do all my "jobs"??? :laughing:
that sounds lovely!
Ds still has to get to school and DD to preschool so I guess Nooo..
DH works for himself so time off means NO MONEY!:eek:
I always thought that a baby moon was where you & your partner went away before the baby comes?:confused:
This is what all the pregnancy magazines describe?
There are pleanty of hotels around Australia & in the South West Pacific that are now offering packages for parents-to-be...
DH & I are off to Melbourne in a few weeks for a friends wedding & we are staying in a hotel with a Parents-To-Be Package, we get a deluxe suite, a massage each, breakfast in our room every morning & a gift basket!
I cant wait!
But what you have described sounds nice too:)
Eliza I did not much choice lol but it was nice.
Jeremiah no way I had two babies DH took a week off work & I had people over every day even just helping out with Eliza I had food made for 2 weeks by friends it was awesome I guess it depends on your support network I wanted those people around & it helped me recover & was just a special. Becuase DH can't do it all!
my DH has organised a few weeks off so he can be on toddler duty while i focus on baby. and then he can be on baby duty while i have some Mama-Harper time :bee:
We are ahving a mini one.No visitors for a few days..but then its DS's 3rd bday so everything will get a bit busy and crazy!!
Lucky for me,DS goes to kindy 3 days a week,and DH is home during the day so lots of bonding time!
I just went to a breastfeeding class and they said it was best to have skin to skin contact as much as possible for the first few weeks,and it was best for just Mummy to snuggle with bubba in the first days to establish a great breastfeeding relationship.Also when millions of visitors start coming,they all smell different and baby can get confused.
Sooo thats good enough reason for me to tell everyone to stay away:laughing:
OOH yes, it's definitely the way to go (she says from the comfort of her bed with her baby sleeping under her arm and the laptop to the other side):cloud9::goodvibes:
Goodluck with an older child to deal with is all I can say.
When my 2nd child was born life was fairly hetic for a while there and I am a very organised person. Also the older child may not respond to a sibling well, lots of children have difficulty adjusting in the 1st few weeks. I am not trying to rain on your parade, just trying to be realistic.
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